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How to Pay with Points for Travel


At American Express Travel Online, you can earn and use your Membership Rewards® Points to pay or part pay for your next trip. Points can be redeemed on eligible flights, pre-paid hotels or car rentals.

Just follow these easy steps to Pay with Points

Step 1: Log in


Log in to your American Express Account. If you have an eligible Card you will see the points balance in the top right corner of the page.

Step 2: Search


Begin your travel search through the American Express Travel Online site.

Your available payment options will be displayed in the results.

Step 3: Apply Points


At checkout, use the slider to choose how many points you would like to apply to your booking and then fill in your Traveller Information.

Step 4: Book Trip


Membership Rewards points will then be deducted from your Membership Rewards balance at the time of booking.

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More about American Express Membership Rewards Points

When you use Pay with Points, points will be deducted from the Membership Rewards balance at the time of booking. 

Your travel payment can be paid in full with Membership Rewards points, or a combination of both Points & your American Express Card. 

To use Pay with Points for an online travel booking, you must use a Membership Rewards Program enrolled card for payment and redeem at least 1,000 Points per transaction. 

Membership Rewards points can be used on flights (including the International Airline Program), pre-paid hotels and car rentals. 

How to earn Points

When you use your eligible American Express Card to make purchases, you'll earn Membership Rewards Points for every dollar you spend on qualifying purchases.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Membership Rewards Terms & Conditions

To earn or redeem Membership Rewards points, Cards must be registered to the American Express Membership Rewards program, and be active and current in their payments.


When paying with a combination of your American Express Card and Membership Rewards points, only the value applied to the Card is eligible to earn Membership Rewards points.


Membership Rewards Terms and Conditions apply when booking on the American Express Travel website. Please visit the Membership Rewards website to view the full Terms and Conditions (


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Travel services provided by American Express International, Inc. ABN 15 000 618 208. Incorporated with limited liability in Delaware, USA.